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Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved booksRead more

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Miranda Cowley Heller - You're Booked

Nov 29 • 54:51

This week we're delighted to present this fun and fascinating conversation with author and producer Miranda Cowley Heller! After a career in publishing and head honcho at HBO, Miranda's debut novel The Paper Palace has been a runaway bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick and is now being adapted as a TV mini-series. We talked to her about parenting in the 1970s, c...

Dave Eggers - You're Booked

Nov 22 • 40:47

This week we're delighted to present this late night, transatlantic phone chat with the legendary Dave Eggers! Dave is the author of many books including The Circle, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Museum of Rain. His latest if the tech satire The Every. He's also the founder of publishing house McSweeney's and...

Lindsey Kelk - You're Booked

Nov 15 • 01:00:53

This week we're delighted to present this frank, funny and thoroughly entertaining chat with author, journalist and podcaster Lindsey Kelk! Lindsey is the bestselling author of the I Heart series of books, plus In Case You Missed It, One in a Million and her latest On a Night Like This. Lindsey also co-hosts the beauty podcast, Full Coverage, and Tight and Fights, a wrestl...

Yrsa Daley-Ward - You're Booked

Nov 8 • 57:35

It's our 100th episode! Sort of - we may have slightly lost count. But there is still plenty of cause for celebration as we are in the company of poet, author, memoirist and actor Yrsa Daley-Ward! Her poetry collection Bone was widely acclaimed while her memoir The Terrible won the PEN/Ackerley Prize. She co-wrote Black Is King with Beyonce and her latest book is The How d...

Helen Oyeyemi - You're Booked

Nov 1 • 52:10

This week we're delighted to share this wonderful, nourishing conversation with novelist, playwright and short story writer Helen Oyeyemi! Helen's debut, The Icarus Girl was called "a masterly first novel" by the New York Times. White is For Witching won a Somerset Maugham Award, while What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours won the PEN Open Book Award. Her latest novel is the eage...

Lucy Mangan - You're Booked

Oct 25 • 54:39

This week we're delighted to chat to author and journalist Lucy Mangan! Lucy's book Bookworm has been discussed many times on the show and is a firm favourite in YB Towers. Her new novel Are We Having Fun Yet? is fun, furious and unforgettable. We talked to her about reading epiphanies, the literary merits of Les Dawson, quintessential children's books and finding writing ...

Ben Okri - You're Booked

Oct 18 • 46:50

This week we are honoured to talk to globally acclaimed author, poet, screenwriter and Booker prize winner Ben Okri OBE! Ben has won numerous awards and honorary doctorates for his fiction and poetry and is considered one of the foremost African authors of the modern era. We talked to Ben about the meaning of being, the character of Walt Whitman, the idea of comfort readin...

Tilly Fitzgerald - You're Booked

Oct 11 • 01:00:50

We preparing a brand new season of YB - but as a delicious taster, enjoy this wonderful conversation with avid reader, book blogger and lover of all things literary Tilly Fitzgerald AKA TillyLovesBooks (on all branches of social media). we were delighted when Tilly got involved with out Books to Nourish auction, raising funds for Fareshare, a charity fighting hunger and fo...

Isy Suttie - You're Booked

Aug 9 • 01:01:14

This week we are beyond delighted to welcome the brilliant and hilarious Isy Suttie to You’re Booked towers! Isy is a comedian, actor and the author of a memoir The Actual One and the wonderful novel Jane is Trying. We talked to her about eating mince, thriller addiction, the pain of rereading and getting a boy to buy you Forever....

Otegha Uwagba - You're Booked

Jul 5 • 48:32

For our series finale, we are thrilled to present this conversation with author, podcaster and all-round inspiration Otegha Uwagba! Otegha is the author of the bestselling career guide Little Black Book and the essay collection Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods which was picked as one of the Guardian’s Books of The Year. Her latest book is the memoir We Need To Talk Abo...

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